Gardening Thame

Gardening in Thame: If you cannot spare the time to tackle your tired and dreary garden, you should not be reluctant to bring in some outside help to knock it back into shape. Now you could call in a proper Thame gardener or you could try the "bloke down the road". Though quite often you will find that a professional gardener in Thame doesn't hold any horticultural qualifications, he or she will probably be considerably more knowledgeable than your average "fellow down the road".

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Having your garden treated with the respect it deserves is something your should be able to expect from any gardener. So, your main objective must be to find a trustworthy Thame gardener who has a reputation for doing an excellent job. If you have a garden containing certain trees and shrubs, the importance of this is even more apparent. Get a dependable Thame gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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Routine maintenance is the key with all gardens, whether small or large, with a seemingly endless list of jobs to do. Gardener visits will generally need to be more regular in spring and summer, with jobs being done more frequently. The more commonplace place tasks that need doing in Thame gardens are likely to be grass cutting, general cleaning, hedge trimming and weeding. Bigger tasks such as fence repairs, waste clearance, cleaning driveways and decking installation can also be handled by the majority of gardeners.

The rates charged by professional gardeners varies widely but if you are paying an hourly rate of about £20, that is reasonable. Certainly for the first visit you should reckon on your gardener needing more than an hour to get the job done. For it to be worth their while, gardeners generally favour doing 2 or 3 hours at a stretch. This is not greed or stretching the job out, but simply making allowances for travel, unloading and waste removal when necessary.

Be cautious of anyone who demands payment for gardening services in advance. Big projects such as patio laying may be an exception, because materials have to be bought and a deposit may be required. Of course gardeners often ask for payment in cash after the work is completed. Make sure that you get a receipt, no matter what type of payment you agree on, this will avoid arguments down the line.

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At the outset explain to your gardener what your exact requirements are, a job list is also helpful in setting out your priorities. Your gardener is there to help you, so if you have any doubts about plants or their positioning, ask for advice. Ensure that the gardener will take away lawn cuttings, weeds and twigs afterwards, not all do this.

Remember to keep the gardener supplied with drinks if you are around while the gardening is being done. This is always appreciated by gardeners and they will repay you by doing an extra fine job. By chatting with your gardener you can start to establish a friendly relationship, this should enable you to immerse yourself in their ideas and soak up some of their gardening knowledge. This does not mean you should pester them with constant wittering which will simply hinter them and slow down the work rate.

Thame Garden Design: It might be better to locate a specialist Thame garden designer if you are planning on a complete re-design of your garden. You might find that your gardener is not necessarily the best person for this job, though they will probably know somebody who can help. Check with your gardener to see if they do or do not manage garden design. If not you'll have to look for a specialist.

Certain Thame gardeners will also assist you with garden planters, nature gardens, strimming, garden trellis, garden electrics, garden design, soft landscaping, garden tidying, irrigation, garden watering, hard landscaping, ponds, shed assembly, winter maintenance, bush trimming, garden management, tree planting, mulching, artificial turf, plant sourcing, shrub planting, disease identification, potting out, raised beds, water features, hedge planting and other kinds of gardening in Thame, Oxfordshire.

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